Compensatory (adjective)

  1. Providing compensation for loss, damage, or injury.
  2. Making up for a deficiency or fault.
  3. Intended to make up for something else that is lacking.


The word compensatory is derived from the word "compensate" which means to make up for something. it was first used in the late 17th century.


  1. The company offered a compensatory package to the employees for the inconvenience caused by the delay.
  2. The court ordered a compensatory damages for the loss suffered by the victim.
  3. The school provided compensatory education to the student who had missed classes due to an illness.
  4. The company offered a compensatory vacation to the employees for the extra hours they worked.
  5. The government provided compensatory land to the villagers who were displaced by the construction of the dam.
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